- the coagulation of tissue by heat-producing high-frequency electric currents, used therapeutically to remove small growths or to create specific lesions in the brain.
Origin of thermocoagulation
1920–25; thermo- + coagulation
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- The use of heat produced by high-frequency electric current to bring about localized destruction of tissues.
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